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Rangers working to repair and re-open Bribie following floods




Exposed rocks, mangrove roots and deep channels have caused hazards on the Bribie foreshore.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is working to repair damage to the Bribie Island foreshore following the severe rainfall and floods in May.

The Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area has been significantly damaged by the recent heavy rain, flash flooding and large swells.

Exposed coffee rock, mangrove roots and deep channels from lagoons flowing across the beach has made it dangerous for public vehicles access.

To keep visitors safe, rangers immediately closed the park, including the popular Ocean Beach which sustained severe erosion and displaced debris.

Rangers are working with contractors to undertake clean-up and emergency recovery works once impacted areas can be accessed, including repairing and securing sand dunes along Ocean Beach.

As a result of this ongoing work, Ocean Beach will re-open today, meaning some of the nearby camp sites will be accessible ahead of the weekend.

Rangers will continue to re-open temporarily closed parts of Bribie to visitors once it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, visitors are reminded to check the Park Alerts page before traveling to the park and recreation area, never enter closed areas and always follow directions from rangers.

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Website: www.des.qld.gov.au

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